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For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | | Drama, History, War | 1 June 2012 (USA)
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A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Lalo (as Adrián Alonso)
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President Calles
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Adriana
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Anacleto Gonzales Flores
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Fernanda Gonzales Flores
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Gustavo Gonzales Flores (as Alan Ramírez)
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Yolanda Gonzales Flores
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Father Robles
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Mayor Picazo
Erando González ...
La Guada
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Pablo
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Storyline

What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY, an impassioned group of men and women make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and country. This film unfolds the (hidden) true story of 1920's Cristeros War. Written by Dos Corazones Films

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He was the last man to believe in their cause. But became the first willing to die for it.

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for war violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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1 June 2012 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,885,608 (USA) (1 June 2012)

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$5,669,081 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Trivia

The closing scene showing Father Christopher's death was based on the story of San Cristobal Magallanes Jara, who was falsely accused of promoting the rebellion and was then executed without trial. His last words to his executioners were "I die innocent, and ask God that my blood may serve to unite my Mexican brethren." See more »

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Father Christopher: Who are you if you don't stand up for what you believe? There is no greater glory than to give your life for Christ.
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Near the end of the credits, "Batman" is credited as a painter. See more »

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Eye opening movie
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw For Greater Glory today, and I took away from it an enormous respect for the Catholic faith of the Mexican people. It was a riveting story that I knew nothing about. The young actor who played Jose stole the show, with Father Vega taking a very close second. Definitely worth the time and money to see this movie. It also helped me understand why people defend the right of religious freedom so ferociously in our country when they feel it is being infringed upon by our government. I loved the musical score, and the cinematography - the costumes, the sets, all were excellent. I agree with some other reviews that there were a few things that could have been trimmed in the edit room - I feel we could have lost all the scenes with the US Ambassador without missing much. I hope you go see this movie.


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